Thursday, March 24, 2011
Weehuggers Diaper Cover Review
Size 1 – Fits 6-18 pounds
Size 2 – Fits 15-35 pounds
Price Per Cover: ★★★☆☆ This cover retails for approximately $18.95. This is among the upper average to pricey covers, but it does bring some bang for the buck. This cover is available at both of my affiliates, links to right.
Leaks: ★★★★☆ One or twice, I did have a leak around the front waist. This diaper has laminated bamboo/ organic cotton flaps at the front and back of the cover to hold your insert in place. While they do work great for holding the insert in place, I do believe that the bamboo/cotton flap combined with my stomach sleeping child, made room for wicking and leaking at the front of the diaper. The cover itself is made from waterproof polyester which contains all leaks from going through the cover. Also, there are true leg gussets which hug baby and prevent leaks from around the legs.
Fit: ★★★★★ I have this cover in both aplix and snaps. Both get the coveted 5 star rating for fit. This cover features a three snap down rise in order to customize the rise for your child. Also, this cover comes in size 1 or size 2 in order to best fit your child through the newborn phase or the toddler phase. The aplix is well made and extremely strong (adorable too, they are mitten shaped!). And the snap cover has enough snap options to truly get that perfect fit that many other snap diapers cannot give.
Ease of Use: ★★★☆☆ This cover is easy to put on and take off. The flaps at the front and back make it simple to put your insert into the cover and then onto baby. This makes it much easier as you do not have to double and triple check that your inserts are not sticking out. However, these flaps can also cause leaking as they are made from bamboo/organic cotton on the front (designed to wick moisture away from baby) and laminated on the back. Great theory, doesn’t always work well. Also, since there is a fabric portion to the inner of this cover, you cannot simply wipe and reuse the cover. If that bamboo/cotton flap gets wet or soiled, the cover must be washed before the next use.
Washing: ★★★★☆ As I said above, you cannot wipe this cover between uses, it must be washed as the bamboo/organic cotton becomes wet and soiled with use. Also, this same material is prone to staining. Since the bamboo/cotton flap is between the insert and baby, it can take the brunt of the mess and does retain a stain or two. As for wear, the cover itself has held up to multiple washes and shows no wear and tear. The aplix cover still had tremendously strong aplix and the laundry tabs are simple fold over tabs. No fuss with this cover!
Overall Performance: ★★★★☆ I really love this cover and I was so excited to try it!!! While I am saddened by the occasional leak and the other occasional problem from the bamboo/cotton flaps, I am still very pleased with this cover! Plus, it comes in some ADORABLE prints and colors!!!
Posted by Laura D. at 5:51 PM